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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351496/implementation-of-a-prehospital-protocol-change-for-asthmatic-children
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Anriada Nassif, Daniel G Ostermayer, Kim B Hoang, Mary K Claiborne, Elizabeth A Camp, Manish I Shah
BACKGROUND: Respiratory distress due to asthma is a common reason for pediatric emergency medical services (EMS) transports. Timely initiation of asthma treatment, including glucocorticoids, improves hospital outcomes. The impact of EMS-administered glucocorticoids on hospital-based outcomes for pediatric asthma patients is unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of an evidence-based pediatric EMS asthma protocol update, inclusive of oral glucocorticoid administration, on time to hospital discharge...
January 19, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347908/management-and-outcomes-of-patients-presenting-with-sepsis-and-septic-shock-to-the-emergency-department-during-nursing-handover-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Sami Alsolamy, Atheer Al-Sabhan, Najla Alassim, Musharaf Sadat, Eman Al Qasim, Hani Tamim, Yaseen M Arabi
BACKGROUND: Clinical handover is an important process for the transition of patient-care responsibility to the next healthcare provider, but it may divert the attention of the team away from active patients. This is challenging in the Emergency Department (ED) because of highly dynamic patient conditions and is likely relevant in conditions that requires time-sensitive therapies, such as sepsis. We aimed to examine the management and outcomes of patients presenting with sepsis and septic shock to the ED during nursing handover...
January 18, 2018: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342449/increased-use-of-adrenaline-in-the-management-of-childhood-anaphylaxis-over-the-last-decade
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Kristina Rueter, Brennan Ta, Natasha Bear, Michaela Lucas, Meredith L Borland, Susan L Prescott
BACKGROUND: We recently determined that allergy training programs have improved physician recognition and diagnosis of pediatric anaphylaxis in the last decade. OBJECTIVE: To investigate for changes in management, in particular the appropriate use of adrenaline for the treatment of anaphylaxis in a tertiary pediatric emergency department (PED). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective case note study including children aged 0 to 16 years coded and verified for anaphylaxis comparing cases in years 2003/2004 with 2012...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339536/length-of-stay-and-hospital-revisit-after-bacterial-tracheostomy-associated-respiratory-tract-infection-hospitalizations
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Christopher J Russell, Mary R Mamey, Joyce Y Koh, Sheree M Schrager, Michael N Neely, Susan Wu
OBJECTIVES: To identify factors associated with longer length of stay (LOS) and higher 30-day hospital revisit rates for children hospitalized with bacterial tracheostomy-associated respiratory tract infections (bTARTIs). METHODS: This was a multicenter, retrospective cohort study using administrative data from the Pediatric Health Information System database between 2007 and 2014 of patients 30 days to 17 years old with a principal discharge diagnosis of bTARTI or a principal discharge diagnosis of bTARTI symptoms with a secondary diagnosis of bTARTI...
January 16, 2018: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327358/opioid-medication-use-in-patients-with-gastrointestinal-diagnoses-vs-unexplained-gastrointestinal-symptoms-in-the-us-veterans-health-administration
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G S Sayuk, N Kanuri, C P Gyawali, B M Gott, B D Nix, R A Rosenheck
BACKGROUND: While opioid prescriptions have increased alarmingly in the United States (US), their use for unexplained chronic gastrointestinal (GI) pain (eg, irritable bowel syndrome) carries an especially high risk for adverse effects and questionable benefit. AIM: To compare opioid use among US veterans with structural GI diagnoses (SGID) and those with unexplained GI symptoms or functional GI diagnoses (FGID), a group for whom opioids have no accepted role. METHODS: Veterans Health Administration (VHA) administrative data from fiscal year 2012 were used to identify veterans with diagnostic codes recorded for SGID and FGID...
January 12, 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325162/an-analysis-of-adverse-events-in-the-rehabilitation-department-using-the-veterans-affairs-root-cause-analysis-system
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Gregory W Hagley, Peter D Mills, Brian Shiner, Robin R Hemphill
Background: Root cause analyses (RCA) are often completed in health care settings to determine causes of adverse events (AEs). RCAs result in action plans designed to mitigate future patient harm. National reviews of RCA reports have assessed the safety of numerous health care settings and suggested opportunities for improvement. However, few studies have assessed the safety of receiving care from physical therapists, occupational therapists, or speech and language pathology pathologists...
January 9, 2018: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325000/alcohol-tobacco-and-health-care-costs-a-population-wide-cohort-study-n-606-947-patients-of-current-drinkers-based-on-medical-and-administrative-health-records-from-catalonia
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Laia Miquel, Jürgen Rehm, Kevin D Shield, Emili Vela, Montserrat Bustins, Lidia Segura, Joan Colom, Peter Anderson, Antoni Gual
Background: Most cost of illness studies are based on models where information on exposure is combined with risk information from meta-analyses, and the resulting attributable fractions are applied to the number of cases. Methods: This study presents data on alcohol and tobacco use for 2011 and 2012 obtained from a routine medical practice in Catalonia of 606 947 patients, 18 years of age and older, as compared with health care costs for 2013 (all costs from the public health care system: primary health care visits, hospital admissions, laboratory and medical tests, outpatient visits to specialists, emergency department visits and pharmacy expenses)...
January 8, 2018: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322848/inpatient-satisfaction-at-different-public-sector-hospitals-of-a-metropolitan-city-in-pakistan-a-comparative-cross-sectional-study
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Mehwish Hussain, Rehana Rehman, Zia Ikramuddin, Nava Asad, Ayesha Farooq
OBJECTIVE: To observe inpatient satisfaction at different public sector hospitals of Karachi, Pakistan. METHODS: A cross sectional study was carried out during 2010-2012 in four major public sector hospitals of Karachi. A total of 710 patients completed the study. Responses were gathered in a self-structured questionnaire that comprised of four dimensions of satisfaction with doctor, staff, administration and treatment. Average Score of each dimension was taken and compared using one way analysis of variance...
January 11, 2018: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321117/emergency-department-resuscitation-of-pediatric-trauma-patients-in-iraq-and-afghanistan
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Steven G Schauer, Guyon J Hill, Jason F Naylor, Michael D April, Matthew Borgman, Vikhyat S Bebarta
BACKGROUND: Military hospital healthcare providers treated children during the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Compared to adults, pediatric patients present unique challenges during trauma resuscitations and have notably been discussed in few research reports. We seek to describe ED interventions performed on pediatric trauma patients in Iraq and Afghanistan. METHODS: We queried the Department of Defense Trauma Registry (DODTR) for all pediatric patients in Iraq and Afghanistan from January 2007 to January 2016...
January 4, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320915/healthcare-utilization-and-costs-associated-with-treatment-for-opioid-dependence
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Ankit Shah, Margaret Duncan, Nipun Atreja, Kei Sing Tai, Mugdha Gore
OBJECTIVE: Opioid use disorder (OUD) can be managed with medication assisted therapy (MAT) (methadone [MET], buprenorphine [BUP], or extended-release naltrexone [XR-NTX]) or counseling alone (non-pharmacological therapy [NPT]). The objective of this study was to evaluate healthcare resource utilization and costs associated with XR-NTX compared with alternative treatments for opioid dependence. METHODS: Adults with a diagnosis of opioid dependence who initiated treatment with XR-NTX, BUP, MET, or NPT between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2014 were identified in the Truven Health MarketScan Commercial administrative claims database...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320603/drug-management-for-acute-tonic-clonic-convulsions-including-convulsive-status-epilepticus-in-children
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Amy McTague, Timothy Martland, Richard Appleton
BACKGROUND: Tonic-clonic convulsions and convulsive status epilepticus (currently defined as a tonic-clonic convulsion lasting at least 30 minutes) are medical emergencies and require urgent and appropriate anticonvulsant treatment. International consensus is that an anticonvulsant drug should be administered for any tonic-clonic convulsion that has been continuing for at least five minutes. Benzodiazepines (diazepam, lorazepam, midazolam) are traditionally regarded as first-line drugs and phenobarbital, phenytoin and paraldehyde as second-line drugs...
January 10, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317399/effect-of-a-single-dose-of-i-v-ondansetron-on-qtc-interval-in-emergency-department-patients
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Kai Li, Kathy Vo, Byron K Lee, Newton Addo, Zlatan Coralic
PURPOSE: Results of a study to determine whether i.v. administration of a single dose of 4 mg of ondansetron was associated with QT interval prolongation in emergency department (ED) patients are reported. METHODS: In a prospective observational study conducted at an urban academic medical center ED, a convenience sample of adult ED patients treated with ondansetron 4 mg i.v. were enrolled. A 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) was obtained immediately before and 5 minutes after ondansetron administration...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311178/using-state-administrative-data-to-identify-social-complexity-risk-factors-for-children
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Kimberly C Arthur, Barbara A Lucenko, Irina V Sharkova, Jingping Xing, Rita Mangione-Smith
PURPOSE: Screening for social determinants of health is challenging but critically important for optimizing child health outcomes. We aimed to test the feasibility of using an integrated state agency administrative database to identify social complexity risk factors and examined their relationship to emergency department (ED) use. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study among children younger than 18 years with Washington State Medicaid insurance coverage (N = 505,367)...
January 2018: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311114/frequent-use-of-emergency-departments-for-mental-and-substance-use-disorders
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Karen Urbanoski, Joyce Cheng, Jürgen Rehm, Paul Kurdyak
OBJECTIVES: We described the population of people who frequently use ED for mental disorders, delineating differences by the number of visits for substance use disorders (SUDs), and predicted the receipt of follow-up services and 2-year mortality by the level of ED use for SUD. METHODS: This retrospective observational study included all Ontario residents 15 years and older who had five or more ED visits during any 12-month period from 2010 to 2012 (n=263 346)...
January 8, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310984/comparison-of-sonographic-inferior-vena-cava-and-aorta-indexes-during-fluid-administered-in-children
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Yun Ang Choi, Hyuksool Kwon, Jin Hee Lee, Jae Yun Jung, Yoo Jin Choi
OBJECTIVES: This prospective, observational study evaluated changes in ultrasound measurements of the inferior vena caval index (IVCI), the aorta diameter/IVC diameter index (Ao/IVCD), and the aorta area/IVC area index (Ao/IVCA) during fluid administration in children requiring intravenous fluid administration. METHODS: Children who presented to the pediatric emergency department with symptoms of dehydration were enrolled between May 2015 and February 2016. The maximum diameter of the aorta, from inner wall to inner wall, and the long and short axis diameters of IVC were measured using a convex array transducer in the transverse view...
January 4, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310686/comparison-of-two-different-coagulation-algorithms-on-the-use-of-allogenic-blood-products-and-coagulation-factors-in-severely-injured-trauma-patients-a-retrospective-multicentre-observational-study
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Alexander Kaserer, Mattias Casutt, Kai Sprengel, Burkhardt Seifert, Donat R Spahn, Philipp Stein
BACKGROUND: At the University Hospital Zurich (USZ) and the Cantonal Hospital of Lucerne (LUKS) an individualized goal-directed coagulation and transfusion algorithm was introduced and implemented before 2012 (Coagulation algorithm of the USZ: USZ-Alg; of the LUKS: LUKS-Alg). Main differences between both algorithms are: 1) A target haematocrit-range of 0.21-0.24 (USZ-Alg) vs. a lower haematocrit limit only (LUKS-Alg). 2) Blind coagulation-package in selected cases (LUKS-Alg only). 3) Factor XIII substitution is considered earlier according to the USZ-Alg...
January 8, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301973/association-between-hyperacute-stage-blood-pressure-variability-and-outcome-in-patients-with-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Pil-Wook Chung, Joon-Tae Kim, Nerses Sanossian, Sidney Starkmann, Scott Hamilton, Jeffrey Gornbein, Robin Conwit, Marc Eckstein, Frank Pratt, Sam Stratton, David S Liebeskind, Jeffrey L Saver
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Increased blood pressure (BP) variability, in addition to high BP, may contribute to adverse outcome in intracerebral hemorrhage. However, degree and association with outcome of BP variability (BPV) in the hyperacute period, 15 minutes to 5 hours after onset, have not been delineated. METHODS: Among consecutive patients with intracerebral hemorrhage enrolled in the FAST-MAG trial (Field Administration of Stroke Therapy-Magnesium), BPs were recorded by paramedics in the field and during the first 24 hours of hospital course...
January 4, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298247/the-effect-of-early-knowledge-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-positivity-on-medical-decision-making-and-throughput-time-within-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Jessica Schnell, Lisa Schroeder, Kelly Sinclair, Lina Patel, Denise Dowd
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether early knowledge of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) positivity by rapid triage-based testing protocol improved emergency department (ED) throughput time and decreased ED ancillary testing and antibiotic administration. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed of ED patients aged 2 to 12 months, presenting November 1 to March 31 for the years 2008-2013. Included patients presented with fever and upper respiratory tract symptoms...
January 2, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290293/combining-network-analysis-with-epidemiological-data-to-inform-risk-based-surveillance-application-to-hepatitis-e-virus-hev-in-pigs
#19
Morgane Salines, Mathieu Andraud, Nicolas Rose
Animal movements between farms are a major route of pathogen spread in the pig production sector. This study aimed to pair network analysis and epidemiological data in order to evaluate the impact of animal movements on pathogen prevalence in farms and assess the risk of local areas being exposed to diseases due to incoming movements. Our methodology was applied to hepatitis E virus (HEV), an emerging foodborne zoonotic agent of concern that is highly prevalent in pig farms. Firstly, the pig movement network in France (data recorded in 2013) and the results of a nation-wide seroprevalence study (data collected in 178 farms in 2009) were modelled and analysed...
January 1, 2018: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283705/asthmonia-a-clinical-definition-of-a-commonly-used-colloquial-term
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Caleb D Wasser, Anna Grushevsky, Stephanie T Johnson, Sharon R Smith
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical characteristics of pediatric asthmonia, a syndrome in which children have both an acute asthma exacerbation and a concomitant diagnosis of community acquired pneumonia. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted on children admitted to Connecticut Children's Medical Center in the pediatric emergency department from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. Children with asthma and pneumonia were identified using ICD-9 codes 493 (asthma) or 482 (pneumonia)...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
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